Conference (Programme): Intergenerational justice: obligations, promises, failures, 19-20 September, 2013 (York, United-Kingdom)

On 19 and 20 September, 2013, the University of York’s School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy is joining forces with the Intergenerational Foundation to organise a two-day conference entitled “Intergenerational justice: obligations, promises, failures” (at the university of York). Summary: The main goal of the conference is to discuss different conceptions of intergenerational justice and their concrete implications for policy-oriented issues. We want to foster a discussion on the meaning and demands of intergenerational fairness, and to spur a debate between competing conceptions of intergenerational justice. In addition, we hope that the papers and discussion will consider implications for issues that have a strong intergenerational dimension such as pensions, housing, democratic participation/representation, jobs, internships, and education. The emphasis will be on issues of justice between age groups and overlapping generations rather than on distant future generations.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Norman Daniels (Department of Global Health and Population – Harvard)
  • Axel Gosseries (Chaire Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale – UCLouvain)
  • Anca Gheaus (Department of Philosophy – Sheffield)
  • Bobby Duffy (Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute)
  • Shiv Malik (Journalist and co-author of Jilted Generation)
  • Ed Howker (Journalist and co-author of Jilted Generation)
  • Clare Coatman (Co-editor of Regeneration, Campaigner at Friends of the Earth)
  • Angus Hanton (Co-founder of the Intergenerational Foundation)
  • Andrew Harrop (General Secretary of the Fabians)
  • Stephan Koppe (Integrate)
  • and many more.

A draft version of the programme is already available. To book tickets now through the Eventbrite registration page: click here. Further information about this conference: http://www.if.org.uk/york-conference-2013

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